Americans fear Obama's reelection

US News and World Report had a unique poll out:

As we enter the presidential  election year of 2012, what potential news event do you fear the most?

President Obama wins reelection 33%

Taxes will increase 31%

Iran will get a nuclear  weapon 16%

Obama will lose reelection 16%

North Korea will attack South Korea 4%

I can’t say I’m surprised by this.

13 Replies to “Americans fear Obama's reelection”

  1. Anonymous

    Hey wait a minute, I thought the deficit was the most important thing! And where’s abortion and same sex marriage? Not to mention gun rights.

      1. Anonymous

        I’m sure you can show us how he’s diminished any of these things.

        Certainly you can show us something that Obama has done as a marxist, socialist, Kenyan anti colonialist, communist to subvert any of these issues.

        Have you looked at the Republican frontrunner’s history on these issues?

        Kidding aside, why weren’t these issues at the top of awareness for the people surveyed?

  2. springer

    My fear is that Obama will not let the election proceed if he fears he will lose – an October surprise, martial law, something like that and he will keep his job.

      1. springer

        I hope it’s just a tinfoil hat thingie. But, Obama has given every indication that he thinks he can rule like a dictator, ignore the Constitition, ignore Congress, and ignore the will of the majority of the people. Is this the type of person who will willingly give up his power?

  3. caheidelberger

    Hey, “Bill Clay”, try using a noun after “this” so we know just what exactly you’re talking about. Are you surprised that a 33% of Americans would be sufficiently Republican (or at least duped by Republican scare tactics) to bleat to some pollster that they are most worried about that scary man in the White House getting re-elected? Are you surprised that the poll didn’t quantify whether respondents interpreted “fear the most” to mean “consider this event to the be the scariest thing that could possibly happen” or “consider this scary event to be the most likely to happen”?

    1. duggersd

      What I cannot understand is how 16% of Americans have been duped into fearing Obama will NOT be re-elected. That number should be 0%.
      Also, I understood what he was referring to. Oops, ended a sentence with a preposition. BTW, I am working on translating your sentence: Are you surprised that a 33% of Americans…..
      To me, that sentence seems rather awkward, dontchyathink?

    1. duggersd

      First Bill tells us the Tea Party is gone, done, finito. Then he tells us the Tea Party is a fear driven movement of the far right. For a guy who really has no idea as to who or what the TEA party is, he sure has drawn some conclusions. From what I remember from the movement, most of the people were rather middle class, conservative people who were angered they were not being listened to. A case in point is that monstrosity of a health care law that if it continues will likely bankrupt our nation. Poll after poll (you like polls, right) show the people against this thing and were when it was passed. Still, the Democrats and the President rammed it through. Who can blame people for being angry?

      1. Bill Fleming

        The paranoid style is not restricted just to Tea Party people. And I didn’t say anything about being angry, I said fearful. Two completely different things. You must need reading glasses DuggerSD.

  4. Duh

    That is my #1 fear. The above poster is right, virtually everything that screwed up with the country all points to Oblabla. Once he’s out of the picture, things will right themselves, the economy will improve once the uncertainity is diminished, foreign affairs will improve, on and on. I cannot imagine the opposite.


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